This interview with Carl Galioto, managing principal of the New York office of HOK, an architecture and engineering firm, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.
Q. When you were a child, were you in leadership roles?
A. I always somehow gravitated to them. I was a school crossing guard — they sent out little kids with badges back then — and I had to be the captain of the crossing guards. I’ve always had a certain level of confidence in my own abilities, and other people felt comfortable with me in those roles. I didn’t elbow my way into them.
Tell me about your parents.